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December 30, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(18):1575. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920180039014

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Veterans Administration 

Facsimiles of Veterans Roentgenograms  Facsimiles of roentgenograms for use in the treatment of veterans are being produced by the Veterans Administration through a new mass production process. Now, when a VA clinic or hospital or doctor needs a previously made roentgenogram in the treatment of a veteran, the request will be sent to the VA Philadelphia Records Center, which will make a facsimile; the original will be retained in VA files. The facsimile need not be returned. All roentgenograms, many of which are now held in regional offices and other VA installations, may be consolidated into a single library at the Records Center. Solarization is the basic technic used. The solarization process requires a tremendous increase in exposure over what is ordinarily considered normal. The "overexposure" requires an extremely large volume of light. The color of the exposing light also has an important bearing on the quality

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